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Eel Eyes - Diagon Alley


Eel Eyes
Power Needed: 1 Potions
Card Type: Item
Ability: When you play this card, look at your opponent's hand. You may use an action to discard this and Beetle Eyes from play to search your deck. You may take a Bulgeye Potion card from your deck and put it into play. Then shuffle your deck.
Card No: 38
Rarity: Uncommon
Set: Diagon Alley
Average Rating: 2.65 (based on 4 reviews) 
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Aardvark

This card is cheap to cast, but its ability to look at an opponent's hand is of rather minimal benefit. It's only worth playing in combination with Beetle Eyes and Bulgeye Potion. Since all of these are items, the new Draco, is usually called upon as the starter. The overall combo inflicts 17 points of item damage to your opponent. This is an important point in thwarting various decks that rely on adventures to shut down the opposing deck's creatures and spells. The problem with this combo is that it takes an action to play Beetle and Eel, another action to use them to get Bulgeye, and a 4th action to use Bulgeye. This is more than can be typically done in a turn, even with the new Draco running the action. Thus, often this card or Beetle Eye is put out on one turn, and the rest of the combo is applied on a subsequent turn. Since Eel Eye is the only part of the combo that does not deal damage, it is the "weak link" of the trio.

Rating: 2


Crusader

Eel Eyes is a pretty cool card. You get to check your opponents hand at the beginning of the game if you get it in your hand at the starting! This could prepare you for what type of deck your opponent is running. You would know if you had to save the Stream of Flames for something like Norbert instead of Boa Constrictor! If you draw Beetle Eyes with this...well...13 damage without a discard just rocks. :D In my opinion, Draco Malfoy, Slytherin was made for this combo. On it's own, Eel Eyes is an ok card...but if you combine it with Beetle Eyes, your opponent will feel its wrath!

Rating: 4


MadEye

Draco Malfoy, Slytherin makes this card worthy of honorable mention considering it is the first part of the great EyeBall combo. Getting a peek at your opponents hand in your first turn can also allow you time to prepare for what kind of defense will be needed. If it wasn't for the fact that it can be played in the first turn I would probably have rated it as a 1, but since it can...

Rating: 1.5


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Snuffles

Boil, Boil, Toil and Trouble. Eye of Newt and Cauldron Bubble. I wouldn't really suggest playing with this card unless you were going for the Bulgeye Combo. It can be extremely useful to see your opponent's hand. And if playing this with the new Draco, it might be a nice way to gain an extra action. Yet, i feel that there are probably other items you might want to put in. Good ones for potions include Potion Ingredients, Magical Drafts and Potions, Cauldrons, etc. etc. This card by itself is not Supercalafragalisticexpealadocious, but with the Bulgeye Combo, it is Dum Dili I, Dum Dum Dili I! and yes that's a good thing!

Rating: 3


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Guest Reviewer

Hmm, 1 potions lesson to play this card and you get to see your opponent's hand. Very Sweet. But it only goes well with Beatle Eyes and Bulgeye Potion Draco Malfoy, Slytherin decks. Good card nonetheless just to see your opponents' hand is good but only in item heavy decks.

Rating: 1.2 [Note: This rating won't be included in the average.]